I never knew that as a preggo I would be so self conscious. For instance, some people are quite surprised to hear that I'm only 10 weeks along. The response that I get is, "I didn't start showing until [enter big number here] weeks." Well, missy, I am here to tell you that I am already showing and started showing almost immediately. Here's my rebuttal:
First, I am still taking progesterone injections every.single.day. Oh yea, by the way, I've been taking injections since August 27th. Long story short: progesterone, especially at the large doses that I'm getting, slows everything down, including my digestion thus making me bloated like nobodies business.
Second, my entire life, I've always carried my weight from my stomach downward. That's just how my body retains fat and fluids.
I'm not unhappy about those comments that I get about 'showing so early', but rather, I just wanted to clear the air. My bet is that every pregnancy is different. Therefore, everyone will start showing at different times. Personally, I am so gosh darn thankful that I'm showing early. That way I can let the whole world know that God made a miracle inside my belly. #JustSayin
Baby Size: About 1.5 inches long, the size of a prune. Baby Skinner is also apparently forming its limbs already, and the arms are roughly the size of this '1' on my keyboard. That's just presh, now ain't it???
Maternity Clothes: I'm a major fan of maternity clothes. Especially because they make me feel even more like a mom. Sometimes, because baby is so small, it's hard to believe that he or she is really inside there!
Movement? At our ultrasound last week (11-6-14), something amazing happened: baby was moving its arms and legs around. I could not believe my eyes. Of course it's still too early to feel anything, but it was such an amazing sight.
Food cravings/aversions? Nothing major still... but the other day I thought I was gonna die if I didn't get some sour patch kids stat.
Nausea, vomiting, or sickness? Nothing at all. Praise you, God! I am thinking this pregnancy is gonna be stinking awesome.
What I miss: Still can't think of missing anything. In fact, I can't imagine that I'll ever have anything useful to put here. Consider this question exiled in the future.
Symptoms? Just sleepiness. I cannot even begin to explain how tired I've been lately. Prior to pregnancy, I always enjoyed my sleep as it was. Now, it's just amplified like whoa.
Best moment this week? Having more and more people congratulate me on being pregnant. If everyone would give me the chance, I would tell them my whole story about how God worked in us, and how we utilized IVF. But I know some peeps don't really care, so I just smile and express my thanks.
Workouts: My doc said I can take walks, but for now, that's it.
Gender: I've always thought that I'd for sure be a girl mom, since I'm such a girly girl, but my gut is telling me that it's a boy. Although I'm anxious, I really don't mind the sex - I just want a healthy babe.
Sleep? Sleep has been okay, but per usual with myself, I have to use the restroom a lot in the middle of the night.
Daddy-isms: Ross keeps saying, "how is [enter our favorite baby boy name here] doing?" He's excited to say the least. He's clearly pulling for a boy.
What I'm looking forward to? December 1st is when I'll get to see my sweet babe again. I am just so excited and cannot wait to see baby Skinner's growth!
Prayer: Dear Lord, I am so thankful for my baby and this miracle that you've bestowed on me. This week, I am praying that he or she continues to grow healthy and big. I pray that my baby will know you, even inside my womb. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your mercy and love for me. Amen.